His heralded return to the ‘campaign’ trail is familiar ….
Complain9ing about losing re-election and why the party he took over didn’t help keep his job by cheating for him…..
Donald J. Trump IS stuck in reverse….
And it was all there for people to see….
Never before in U.S. history has a former president returned to the campaign trail to claim that his election loss was fraudulent.
But in his informal reemergence on the political scene before the GOP faithful at the North Carolina GOP convention in Greenville, Donald Trump did just that, insisting — falsely — that the 2020 race was stolen and corrupt.
“The evidence is too voluminous to even mention,” Trump said at one point. Tellingly, he never mentioned it, choosing instead to insist that dead people had voted, that Facebook had encouraged get out the vote drives in liberal enclaves, and that “Indians” were paid to vote (ostensibly referring to Native Americans) — none of it supported by fact. “It was a third world election like we’ve never seen before,” he said.
Trump applauded audits taking place in various states and scoffed at the notion that all of this was subversive and problematic for society. “I’m not the one trying to undermine democracy,” Trump said as the crowd stood on their feet. “I’m the one trying to save it.”
The speech was not all about questioning the election’s legitimacy. In fact, that portion came nearly an hour into it. Prior to that, Trump bragged about his administration’s role in developing the coronavirus vaccine and attacked the Biden administration’s foreign policy, energy and immigration policies….
He recounted his favorite moments in office, re-litigated his long-standing grievances and was unwilling to let go of the slights he believed marred his time in office — at one point recounting how the press covered his gingerly walk down a ramp after delivering a speech at West Point. At times, it gave off the vibe of an entertainer in the twilight of his career, playing the hits for a Vegas crowd. And, for good measure,…
A person close to Trump noted some top Republican donors who have listened to Trump speak have been disappointed with the former president’s messaging.
“They came to hear something different and talk about the future and not the past,” the person said, of one recent event in Mar-a-Lago. “They didn’t hear anything new from Trump, more grievances and nothing new.”…
Few will feel sorry for the man who, as usual, leaves trail of chaos behind for the lawyers and the law to sort out….
image….Chris Seward/AP Photo